The Danger of Facial Recognition Tech

(This article by Manny Otiko was published on OneZero.)

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“According to a New York Times article, at least three African-Americans have been falsely accused because of incorrect facial recognition matches. A false accusation cost Nijeer Park 10 days in jail and $5,000 in legal fees.

These “false positives” happen because the people who design these programs are predominately white. Silicon Valley is dominated by white (and some Asian) programmers. And some of them, who subscribe to the far-right/libertarian ideology, the new reactionary movement (NRx,) believe that’s because of racial superiority.”

Source: onezero.medium.com/i-didnt-realize-the-danger-of-facial-recognition-tech-until-i-used-it-a6686442b346

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